As we enter December and thoughts turn to celebrations and charity as the year comes to an end, I hope you will enjoy seeing some of my recent writings which have appeared on my social platforms LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
Also, early next year will see the publication of my book, The Past and The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars.
Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and an excellent New Year.
The race gear has now gone away for the year.
Two of the cars have just been delivered to our local Museum of Transport for display over the winter – others are back with the preparers, being made ready for next season!
Photographer – Linus Projtz
The Austin-Healey 100S that we raced for some years.
This image shows the car as it appeared when competing at the Swedish Grand Prix at Kristianstad in 1955.
Photographer – Unattributed
The latest Brooklands Bulletin with a cover feature of our Connaught ALSR at the Brooklands Tribute to Sir Stirling Moss.
Tony Brooks was also among its drivers in period.
Wintry scenes recreated in September at the Goodwood Revival for the Sussex Trophy.
This image shows our Cooper T49 Monaco making its way along the pit straight.
‘Prepared in the Shed’
Artist Richard Wheatland has kindly shared on social media one the excellent paintings he has done for the book. He said:
“Turning the clock back to 1951 when you could buy one of John Cooper’s 500cc formula three racing cars, prepare it yourself and hopefully give Stirling Moss a run for his money at the weekend. My scene features a Cooper JAP MkV and the ever popular MG TC.”